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Aaron Hurd

Aaron Hurd

Aaron Hurd is a freelance writer covering personal finance, banking, credit cards, travel rewards and loyalty programs. He is passionate about helping readers build their financial security and get more mileage out of their wallets. Aaron’s work has been featured in several publications including Rolling Stone, Forbes, Robb Report, The Points Guy and NerdWallet.

In addition to being recognized as an expert in consumer financial products and loyalty programs, Aaron is a private pilot, runs a strategy consultancy, maintains an active social media presence on Twitter and a blog at

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Chase Sapphire Preferred vs. Sapphire Reserve

The Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Sapphire Reserve are two of Chase’s flagship cards that earn Ultimate Rewards. If you travel often, one of these cards should be in your wallet, but which one? Read on to find out.

Amex Gold vs Chase Sapphire Preferred: Why We Choose Preferred for Travelers

The American Express Gold Card and the Chase Sapphire Preferred offer elevated rewards in several categories like groceries, dining and travel. Which one is right for you?

How Much Are Delta SkyMiles Worth?

Delta SkyMiles is the frequent flyer program of Delta Air Lines. Members can redeem miles for flights and more. How much are your SkyMiles worth?

How to Maximize Your Priority Pass Select Membership Rewards

Priority Pass is a lounge access program offered by many premium rewards credit cards. Credit Cards with lounge access can be one of the most affordable ways to access airport lounges. Here’s everything you need to know about Priority Pass.

Chase Freedom Unlimited vs Sapphire Preferred: Pick or Combine

The Chase Freedom Unlimited and Chase Sapphire Preferred both earn Ultimate Rewards. One or both of these cards can be a great addition to your wallet, depending on your spending and travel patterns. In this article, we’ll help you pick the best card for you.

Chase Sapphire Preferred vs. Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier: Which One Is Best for You?

The Chase Sapphire Preferred and the Southwest Airlines Premier cards can both help you rapidly accumulate Southwest points. But which card is the better choice?

Capital One Quicksilver vs. Capital One QuicksilverOne

The Capital One Quicksilver and QuicksilverOne reward cards both offer 1.5% cash back rewards on all purchases and no foreign transaction fees. But which one is right for you?

How Much Are Southwest Airlines Miles Worth?

Rapid Rewards is the loyalty program of Southwest Airlines, offering points redeemable for flights. But how much are Southwest Airlines points worth?